Waynesboro, MS


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Waynesboro is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 4,975 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Waynesboro is the 69th largest community in Mississippi.

When you are in Waynesboro, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.79% of Waynesboro’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Waynesboro is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waynesboro who work in sales jobs (12.01%), office and administrative support (9.29%), and maintenance occupations (9.23%).

As is often the case in a small city, Waynesboro doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Waynesboro rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.05% of adults 25 and older in Waynesboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Waynesboro in 2010 was $14,454, which is lower middle income relative to Mississippi, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $57,816 for a family of four. However, Waynesboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Waynesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 48.85% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Waynesboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waynesboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waynesboro residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Waynesboro include Italian, French , Scottish, and Irish.

The most common language spoken in Waynesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Indic languages and German.

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